Emergency Actions


Accident – Call 2300

  • If anyone is injured or property is damaged

Bomb Threat – Call 911, Then 2300

If you receive a bomb threat listen carefully and find out:

  • When is the bomb to go off?
  • Where is the bomb now?
  • What kind of bomb is it?
  • What does it look like?
  • Why did the caller place the bomb?

Chemical Incidents – Call 2300

In case of hazardous vapors, gases or spills.

  • Inform others to evacuate using the nearest exit.
  • If spreading, pull a fire alarm.
  • Evacuate to nearest parking lot or designated assembly area.

Crimes – Call 2300

Theft, Vandalism, assault, etc:

  • Assaults: get victim to safety.
  • Stay with victim and call for help

Disruptive Person – Call 2300

  • Staff: contact a supervisor in the area.
  • Students: contact a faculty or staff member.
  • Keep something between you and the person.
  • Call for assistance if you cannot locate the supervisor or faculty-staff, or if person is threatening.

Explosion – Call 911, Then 2300

  • Evacuate to nearest parking lot.

Fire Smoke or Fire – Call 911, Then 2300

  • Activate the Fire alarm.
  • Evacuate building using the nearest exit.
  • Wheelchair users wait for assistance in stairwell.
  • Help those needing assistance.
  • Before opening any door, use back of hand to check for heat. IF HOT, DO NOT OPEN!
  • If heavy smoke or fire blocks an exit, use alternate exit.
  • Evacuate to nearest parking lot or designated assembly area.

Medical Attention Needed

Minor injuries – Call 2300

  • Students: go to Student Health Services Office.

Unconscious person or serious injuries – Call 911, Then 2300

  • Check for medic alert tag/bracelet; call for help.

Tornado Watch

Conditions are favorable for tornado:

  • Monitor weather conditions.

Tornado Warning

Tornado sighted. Siren emits steady tone for 3 minutes. An all-clear message is not announced.

  • Evacuate to lowest level, interior room or hall.
  • Stay away from window, glass, large open areas.
  • Protect your head and face; get under a sturdy surface
    or structure.
  • Monitor weather by radio or weather alert radio.

Weather Alert Radio Locations:

  • Public Safety ext.2300 – Cofrin Library ext.2540
  • Residence Life ext.2040 – Computing ext.2308
  • University Information Center/Main Desk ext.2400

Violence, Actual or Threat – Call 911, Then 2300

  • Go to a safe location; get help.